Newspaper Page Text
Tulesdlty ilorimtig. .laiy 29, M%6.
S'.T. P. S. u, 3sq., i. the
sole agent for this paper in Charlestoi
Capit. W. M. Dwight
Has been appointed by Gov. <nl[ to
distrbte the spplies for lairfield Dis
trict, received from the Indies of alti.
more, part, procpe(s of the Lato 11ir in
aid of the South.
-The Free chodX96.
The experiment of a Free School i
now for the first time, so far Is wo
know, introduced into this co u nI lity.
Though not Ilrge, it i. conileted with
great success by Mss MA.ri- whose
experience in a coI.eint1ios imI llnner of
instructing chilren is already siowing
frnits of the most eloumiraging charac
ter. Any who desire to see the system
of instruction, and of jiiging its success,
will no dontht be entlirely pleased uponll
visit inlg the School, whichl t( y cann do.
Trhe eourse of instrutction is no eramn
ming or nsimping one, buI. it is a thor
ough training in the rolimnts and pnn
ch !i of inl lloglish edun1ition.
NO hope this is to bie the tlvlell of
i System o free sCho,"i intr'luctiol in
our District that is I enlargo it- inel
lectulal resoirces. A fre anid. jiulicios
applicationI of Imloney to educa'e the
imasses draws that oint more from the.
necessity of applying it to the .mpport o!
jails aInd work-houllses.
The Eight o10r11 System.
Much is n)ow\v sai4 ind writtil 11pon
the systemin of' working eight ijollr: il tie
day. In this, its npon all iquestions in
volving the interest and velfire of
thousands, people are apt, to run into
extremes. And ill it. too, like all stieh
quIlestions, it will be folintl that the tII.
dinun is the proper cours'.
Let. capital and labor coipromiso ot
this sotlkject. lt. it be gramet-t he
eight limir system'; bt, let. i . 'be coni'iti d
to only half the year, s1y frot the fir.T
of November to the last of A pil. I Wi
in the other hafoftrhe y"ar, let, cwp;od
have tie befit of the compn ,i' e:
that is, let labor accedo to its dewair,l
for ten honi a < 4ay.
Stich an arrangpeent woull""y. la.
lbar a rocreation of, abtit tr.e hors a
(lay oi at avera lhri!ogh t tIh Nle y'41r.
'hiis ilm coilld I employe.l for lm(1ma
culture, so that not only votild there he
a reciprocial a1 lvaiitagj . gaitie oa ti
part of capit l 1 lor, ab bt th w1eo
Country would )(- the gainer from anti in
creased intelligeneu on the part rf [l
, M lirdered,
Under this captioln h f-A!wi.
pears in t he Old \.,-th 'I!au tu(poi. I
in Saili.sbury N . (. Doub)i h.s ti
whlIra ns'actionis an 3error-l) --cortainuly
our cointnuny is lunaware (of tie oeccur.
retice of this adh-g'd tria:gedy -ut
SOmelw hat of interest is imnpaited by thle
circonistantitiality' of the st ateuent. We
fully of the aiTair and of thei facts be(lowV
statted cain be0 substanttiated, a fuller in.
vestigation is due thle case.
TJho Old North Sbtt (Salisbutrv)
says :We are pained to learn th'at
our friend, Chas. Van Eatoni, of Davie
cotunty. htais probablly beent1 mutrde'red
near Winnlsboro, S. C. Mr. Vain Ea.
ton left homte some time in A pril lae-t,
atnd went to South Carolinai wvith a
wvagon and some~ mules for sal". in the
neighborhood of WVinnisboro lbe sold hsis
wagon and all his stock butt onte mnule to
a itan by the rnme ouf Thomas (!//as
Hlodg.s. Hie wenlt w. hi Thomuas (l(iS
Hodges, some distance from the p(lace,
where the trade w~as miade to receive
the money for the same, leaving a hoy
who was with hint to awa(iit his leturin.
After seine tine Thiom1as q/jq.s Hodges,
return red to iihe boy. rid itng the mu le
wicii Van Euloon had decideud to sell,
and toldl the boy that Van 'Etn d
changed Ihis minud, sold hhi n his remoain
ing mule aiid other effcts, and had
taken the cars for home. H-e theOn
hliredl the boy to) drive a teamil for him.
A fter some days the suispicions of a Mr.
renan, of Virginia, who was in the
neJihborhiood trading his tobaco. be.
<:i t , arou , mt I Ie tIgr;laphvl to tIeI
friends and relations of Van li',aLt inl
this city, commuic a t in: his sispleonW,
and euTiring if V Entoa imd over
reaclied home. Wivrenpon the friond,
of V:n Etoti, who li:l iot hear(d fren
Ilkm sMnvp hP lbft.hm,eta intelligmn
gentleman to investigate the matter,
who roports that im is satislimd that 'Van
latonl wa-i (leco)viel Ofi' and murdered by
Thomnas (,lips I I ridges.
Mr. \an: Illton was a tmolzt wort.ty
aid respctablo citizon. \%l tendor
our sietr condre lee to his tilnily ip.
oil their sad Itnisforttine and irreparablo
The Teacher's Asistit,
Various o)inionisi exist as to LIe pro
pvr tine to bvegin teaching children from
books. That somiv dsct,ion is noeded
for it proper delopmient of a clild's
mind, thlote canl ba no t.\wo opinions. In
OUr "piliin a chibi<tmight not be sent to
a sChool iniler seven or eight years of
ago. .11 Iotlrs ge'ceilly could be
aroised to tHie importance of a judicious
pdl of triniig the mitd- of' their child
roi, Ihe foltndbtions of knowledge would
b. bfier laid.
.. child shows its ability, or at lcast
its, teire, to learn tho aiphabet of
knowl-dge by iskiig qestion. Anil it
s s unreasonabb b. so ernel and i dA.
aging to the devlopiet of the child's
mid no to answer its simple iu<p:dies.
'h'ese omglit to be ancouriged, rather
than suppresse.l. The very propensity
in a child to ask for information, espe.
cially* if they are qi us;tio s of th'
why," and 'wht.erefores," is one of*
tlo 'Itrest ind"ications that ti mind of
I!mt htchild is of no common order of in.
,tllt. All it needs is proper I tining.
a j?lici0 developmuet. Such a child
ollght to be pItt intt. iitations to pro
vokn tho v impiuitis. Thwn; mokher :,
fathers, tlIr brotiers a I Sist vrs,
evVtrVb:Oldv wto is interest ed inl a child's
inind. do not. dibba l tendency
ini thyoung. niind Ey such blunit reb"l
as '0, gn nway, you ate too minIluisi'
ive."' Seh ai c.mrse is likt binding a
cordl l rom lte grrnlwitg twig.-it
4 w'airf the p iwrs of the Iimn.d.
We take te folloWing fromtt the A b
bevb /I'r. 'iThe kintdlin-ss 'and
neighborly symlipathy that prompted
tis dOicalt anl thoughtful aid on the
JArt of he ladims of our sister Village
certaimlv meet a hearty acknowledge
'The stm ratilied will doubtless be a
vaiabldeessonto thle fiundi alreadly
T II.: Iv: Ii wm RI-nt,v,rn:. -T h eSt raw%
In'r lI givel 1Yn by the holaies of otr
Vilhago, oil Thur' a' ]light of' thef ;1-i,t
we-k in belalf of' the Winnsboro Npis.
cot:d Chulich, wais a1 very land0omne af.
f6r, rell-cting v-pial cro-lit uponi the
a it and dkil of It wjrectors ait il-th
Wwrahity and pnblic s!iirit of the pa
11r1114 and itl slicce.qs. hasz bI t he i .
jict of un nrso I comimettlation.i Tlhe
'im!r'ni n 'itii,t wa;s given ini the pnblie
I al of the M;rrlhal lil,ns, wihe~ wa':s
kit.1 laced a il~t thle disposal of the Ia
d (ies by~ the viery liberal ptroprietotr, Mr .
16 S. IRutledgo. 'Thle roomti wits beati
fullyv festoonedl with wrteaths~ of flowers
Sei"ririen s antd furniished ant appropria te
settinig to the b)rilliat. assemnblaigt wvih
in. Thi tabldes fairly gtroanued untder
thl precous freoightr of .sublstantials and
i deecs, and. in thle chotice vaie.ty of
thiiir attracittionis p)reseted( somfewhali't to
ratify the taste anud please thei fancy
of each. A bove alh, a galax v(of beani v
shted its radianuce ttpottIthe scetne an'd
lent 'all tIhe exhiiiratitng ittractions
which youthl ande lovel iness, brnigh t eyes
'ind sunny smiles could furnishr for the
Wey inn"rn that the nett receipts of' the
eve intimouted to over twvo hunifdred
Tfiui WX ITNE:SE: AcAtNar Ma. D AV.
is --A Baltimotnre pa per having publish
rd wha;t wa:s thought to be a reflectton
on1 lie wit nesses ont whose eviden ,c Mr.
Dav ~is wa':s indicted, one of thorn, -Mr. J.
I lardy I[enidtren, of Norfork, publishes
at e:ard ini which lie stateos that hie appear.
ed beifore tie Grand Jutry, not.nu a *vol
teer 01, bu11titmost r'elntaittly ri in der
he peremtptory proess of tihe Comrfd~Ie
adds; "If M r. Dit vis be yitg a
I certainly ami to a grett dligree; asshtt
in his posit ion only' obeyed theonniid~totsi
voice iof our wh'ioie Confederacy, whilst
I vilutnteered tny services to l ennso
which T consiideredjuoiQt iirVilj "
[FOI1 THEI NP.WS.1
h1 M1hooling of the Girls.
A 011HAPTFt I.
h6Tr ihlrg *ork, this schoul teaching,
hNit i akr, it toil," said my friend L.
shaking his head, closing his eyes. and
pressing lis forehead as if the very brain
shrank'itinctiiely from the horrors of
"Why, the, do You teach ?" His
only reply Was, "Neicessitas non habet
"/en" Thus closed the colloquy.
Tho next time I saw Mr. L. he was
on the rack-in the midst of Ills tor
mentors -writhing in the agonies of his
abhorred and tortiring avocation. I
listened for a moment ; gazed upon the
scene, and then gladly turned away
from the sight of such exquisite suffer.
ing. The number of pupils was thirty.
seven ; the school-room was twenty
frIr f-et by twenty ; the seats were
high and most of them withot backs
there was but little light or ventilation,
1a11 the writing bitches or tables were
4o low that the body of the writer form.
(d a semi circle, as did those of the
younger ptipils dtiring the eight and a
halfst tidy hours in each day.
Sy.nem--thei e was none. With the
diversi'y of text.-books used, classitica
tiou was impossible. Most, of the t.ime
was occipied in hearing the spelling
and readinl.g Classes, or rather mdivid
As for alit ilmet ic, t ihere was it at
tempt atit a recitation in that branch
furher than this : each one, after he had
ciphered his slate fill, brought it to the
teacl!er, who was frequently engrged in
hearing a recitation. A hurried glance
was given.a-t, the slate ; the sapient pi
pil was asked if hI, had obtained the in
swers, and that was the end of the in
struction lit A rithm-tic ! Mr. L. would
their to turn the recitation whose progress
itd it(en arrested.
At tlie time I happened in lie had
been disturbed in this way about a half.
dozen tiies while Ieariig one reading
lessoli. Before it was concluded these
youngsters nme up witi their writ.
ing-bdoks, all clamoring for copies ; an
other camue with a goose quill desiring
i,o have a pen made; and, to cap tihe
climax. a little blowzy urchin who had
been badly piltdll by tle mischievous
boy Wh1o sat next to him, came bawl
ing, and laying in his complaints. Mean
while tihe who'e house was i an uproni;
from morning until night there was
: oli-descript. sing-song from a score of
boys an'd' girls, on every key ranging
throngh several octaves.
It mnust be remembered too, that Mr.
,. had begun the any laboring under a
lit of mental depressio", a disease to
which lie was constitu ' tionally subject.
On the evening before he had beon in.
form-d that the only two pron)ptly pay
ing piatrons he had were" goin'g to take
their chibiren from school because they
were learing niothing ; anid, on tIhe morr..
ing of the day I saw him, it had been
reported to him that ol Mrs. Garrulous
had told it over the neighborhood tliat
on the last Thursday he hiad woi-ked
two hours on all example in the Rdo-oQf
Th'lree for a pupil, and could.z't do0 it /
Everything seemed to conspire to ha
rass our unhappy friend, his old com
plaint, the gout, aiding and abetting.
At the moment it was my misfortuine to
look in upon him, the combined army of
his assailants was making a most merci
less attack upon-him.
Pour fellowv ! no wonder lie "dlidn't
like teach ing," anid sighed for a lodge in
What think you of the small, close
house ; the high benfces and low ta
bles ; the A rithmetic ; the nineteen
classes of one in a class ; the bedlam;
the piell-miehl rush of recitation ; the
eight and a halfifours a day ; the failure
in the Rdle-of Three,.otc ?
Winsboro', M'ay 26t$.
Th.e Oneida Dispatcli says an old lady
living in Vernon went to Oneida recently
and afber hev' retih-n wai aske4 by a neig.
hoe,whethev the canal passedl through that
vflage, The old lady 'mused awhile, and
then, answered: '-Well, really I don't
.know, but [Iguess not-I didn't-seeoit; and
,r It 'dId, it mustt have gono through In the
night. when I wa. sleep"
The New York Times, of the 24th, says
that Jefferson Davis' trial will commence at
Iichmon,l in two weeks. lie will have for
counil.el Charles O.Connor, James T. Brady,
George Shenney, Wim. B. Read, of Philadel
phii, Brown, of Baltimore, and Pugh, of
.ludge Underwood, of Virginia, the man
who hopes t, earn immortntity by presiding
over.the tri'a of JefTerson Davis, was on the
floor of the "enato on Wednesday, but was
noticed particularly by no one but Senator
Howard Uy-tho.way, the understanding
has got. abroad that the indict-nent found
under his nspies at Norfolk is not. consid
ered a very tenable one by the Attorney
It is announced that. 'General F. D. Se.
wall is at this time engaged in making an
inspection of .tho Freedmen's Buronu, in
North Carolina, by order of General [low
ard ; and it is added thit ,his report will no
doubt Iell a different story from Ihat of tIhe
President.'s'inslectors' (ien. Steedman and
Fullerton." The report of these latter gen
tienen has given great -offence to the radi
Ex-Governor Allan was buried in Mexico
in full Confederate uniform. The Ameri
can Consul, a Mr. Orterbourg, objected to
this, but there being p.remonitions of trou.
ble. withdrew his objections.
During 'lie preent month the number of
ininigrants arrived at New Yoak anmunted
Gobl 1.41-millions going abroad-cotton
going up-war threatened in Europ,--big
giums bursting in England-biusiness houses
shaking at home-a short crop of cot ton in
the South-poor probabilities ahend-the
Rrdilen party trying to tenr the country to
pioe.s--the President of the United States
maintaining Constitution and law. yet
eurscd for his efforts by at least one third (f
tle people.-such nre tihe heads of thought
that now may well engage the public mind.
The contract for the Charleton city rail
way has been completed. President Riggs
has secured the services of 'Mr. Owen. of
New York, a contractor of large experience
and wide reputation. The work of laying
the track will connence on the first of Oc
tobor. from which. time it. will be pushed
rapidly forward, and is expected to be fin
ished on or before the first of January,
1817, Surveys are also being made for
street railways in Savanah.- Ibid.
H1'arper's Weekly. with characteristic ma
lice and love of falsehod, contaiis two
caricatures of the Memphis riot, in which
the negroes are represented as innocent and
defenceless angels in ragged trowsers and
petticoats, nt, the mercy of a ruthless mob
of white men, who are pursuing and shoot
ing them (own like rabbits. The same
paper contains a leading editorial. in which
the Southern people. and the supporters of
the Administration of Mr. .Tohnson, are as
usual cliaracterised as trnitors or short
Why will a Southern community continue
to pay a stlipend to Northern publishers
only that they may be insulted around their
own firesides ?
A curious coffee case is before the Superi
or Court of New York City, which involves
a dispute relative to the mannafacture of cof
fee, one of the features of the process con
simting In running it through black lead,
which gave tie coffee a peculiar appearaneo,
shiney and metalle. different from coffee in
general. The plaintiff alleges that he was
the owner aid p-tentee of a patent for
cleaning and polishing coffee, that lie had
nold to the defendents the right to use the
process in New York, and that they had
failed to pay tlie suni stipulated. The de
fendants admit. the contract. but claim that
t he process hurts the sale of coffee-that it
is in fact no improvement to get the metallic.
Many attempts have been made to ac
count for the intense blue of the ocean. It
has been attributed to the reflection oftile
firmament, io the depth of the water, and to
athev causes 'which philosophical inquiry
into the snhject lies shlown not to be trite
ones. At. length we have a rational sohtm
tion of the problem. The real cause of the
azure tinge appears to be salt. WVhern the
ocean is saltest. there It is bluest. Where
it is freshest, there is It greenest.
All goes smoothly with the new Atlantic
cable. It is now coiling at the rate of two
miles an hour, in the tanks of this Great
Eastern. Thie Amethyst bhlk is moored
along-side the great ship of Sheerness,
'while the Ir'is is laden in hier turn,to Green
wich, and will supply the Amethyst's plae
as soon as the latter is emptied. Thus,
murnutfacturo and stowage go on concur
rently, and the moment one part of the
great wiro is receiving Its eleme'ntary coat
ng ofChat terson's compound, or perhaps
spun at, Btrminghate, oth er portions are
laid down In the great ship ready for the
fitmal payIng out.
B. F. Bfltittu has been elected Major.
General of this Militia by the Massaohusette
It Is rumored that General Iroward will
resign his Commiusioaership of the Freed
The Postmaster General has, during
the last nmot.h, ord'rdl post-.ofico.q to be
re-opened, nafolloiws: In Virginia, 43 -
North Carolina, 50; SothhCnrohlna, 90;
tennessee, 28; west virginin, 6; Geor
'ia. 16; Alahana, 14; Louisiana, 16,
A rkarnsas, 9 Texas,if7. Total, 286
(Can't ma1:ke thosefigureo couf, up to
A "DaAD TRAIroR'-The Philadel
plhia Inquirer speaks oft,hie illustrions
"Stonewall" Jackson nA a "dead traitor".
It would be much more corresct to-say
that he is a dead lion, whose remains
are subjtected to indignit.y from a living
ns.--Iinnt InqTir,-, 1 aEq
TEL EG R A UPi C.
Ni.:w Yonc, !1G.-The Snxor.ih aId
America have arrived fro-m Floutiamp
Lon with Liverpool dates to tie Ith
The panic has subsided and war proN.
pects nnchanged. Cotton market urt
-linnged, 18,000 bales changed hand,.
luring the last two days.
Consoli 86T a 86J.
New York Markets.
Ni-:w YORK, May 20.-Cotton bnO'-'
at--sales 3,000 bales ; Uplands 41
New Orleans 43.
Senator Wright not Dead.
VASHINoToN, May 24 -The report
)f the death of Senalor Wright of New
Jersey, is contradicted.
[From the St. Louis Democrat, 12th.]
Suicide of an Editor or the Atlanta Era.
About a week ago, Dr. B. L. seago, as
sistant editor of the Atlanta Er, arrived in
this city, and took a rootm in the fftt i story
A the Southern lotel. On Thursday; bills
were sent to the office from an apothiiery
for one ounce of morphine and three pre
scriptions composed of morphine and chlo
roform. The last seen of him was on Fri
lay nijit. At. 2 o'clock yesterday (Sunday)
his room was entered through the iransom,
and his dead body found lying on the bed.
Coroner O.Reily was sumnioned, and an in
quest was held. Several letters written by
the deceased a short time before his death
were found on the table, showing that he
had taken his own life No money was..
found atmong his effects, nor hnd he depos.
itd any at. tie office of fhe hotel. li was
about. thirty years of age, Several letters,
written in pencil, were foutd.
TI1 SUICIDR' LAST MIOM1EN.CT.
This is my fourth ani last dosj. I am
getting quie sleepy. a1d'soon will be gone.
Welcoue, Oh. death I To live is to suffer
nutterably ; to die is to be at rest.
Much I could write, but. brevity must be
lho style now. I only desire to be remer
bered kindly. Let. those who love ine lova.
iny mieuory. If I have wronged any man,
let him f>rgive as ie would wish to be for
iven. But one word to her alone who has.
won tmy love. She who had evidence of my
love five years ago stilt reigns alone in tmy
lhcart. Day betore yesterday I sent her a
rew lines. which, when she receives them,
she will r_cognize though there is no signd
turec to them. May God bless her ntd deal
with her tenderly. Lot n1o wave of sorrow
ever cross her breast. ; no misfortune ever
cast its blighting shadow upon her sonl [
tin too sleepy to write well, and can only
sny, good-bye. Qli, shall we never mocet
While our hope and bliss nre yoting, * *
bit no more. Alas ! alas ! shall I meet her
tjo more. God bless her. 11er name is
Delin, and I desire that thi.1 may be sent her
hrough my uncle, II. R. Seago.
Giood-bye to all. May God in his mercy
bles oil who have ever .oved me. I am
aow getting very tlepy, but oh, sweet is the
Ienth that relieves the soul froi the an
gtislh, the griefs of this life, which is but a
fow datys and full of trouble.
The proprietor.of the hotel will be kind
nough to telegraph to my uncle ,Mr. A.
it. Sengo, Atlanta, Georgia, immedintely on
the discovery of my suicide to-morrow morn.
Accept my thanks for your kindness whiit
it your hotel. I.desire to buried by the
Masons, and In,the cemetery at Atlanta,
3eorgia. I have tried to live nobly and die
nobly. To correct any inpression that
might be made, I state that this is no story
oncerning tmy briefs, and I call again- the
proprietors to be ready. God bless all.
There is some- alarm in England at
Lthe proba ble e xhatustion of its coal fields.
L'he Pill Gazetten obser-ves that, "by in-.
'vitable inference, the exhaustion o8 ot.r
:onl-filds must involve the colapso- ot
rar nmanfacturing anid comumercial an.
piremlacy, afid therefore of our n-ational
rosperity ; arnd by an egnally inevita
ale inference such exhaustion must en.
te ere long, if our present inucreasing
atio of consumption be continued."
Drulgs' and MediCInes! I
T ADD~ E3RoJ. have lately reelved
I everything usually kept In a O9s6 class
)IRUG STORE, consisting in par'tof
Auinitne and Morphine, (P. an W'se4 Puli. .
atnd Oum~ OpIum, Glauber, Epsom sad
Rochelle Salts, Rthubar-b, Suiphur'
and MagnesIa, Camphor, Oi o
mel - andI Alum, Jamales
and A frican GInger,
Blacks and Red
'vsadNutmegs, 8'olution and Powderedi
Cit. Mngnesia, Seidlets Powders, (b.ut,)
Gelatin, and Isangl)ass, Large 8tookg
Patent Medicines, Soaps. Per-.'
fumeehes, Pomades., IlaIg.
Dyes and ToIlet Pota..
ders, Tooth, Nafl
and Hair -
All Tinotures, Syrups and Solutions.mrnd#
a strict accordance with U. 8. Dispenser7
PrescrIptions elled durIng all houti of tIhe
y apu night.
P'hysi'olans will do well to Elro us a n.
eforo purchasing elsewhere,